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Plains All American Pipeline personnel and first responders work to place boom in Little Silver Creek in Illinois, after oil spilled from a pump station. Rains washed some of the estimated 4,200 gallons of spilled crude into the creek, and workers were trying to keep it from migrating into a nearby lake that serves as a source of drinking water for Highland, Ill. (Photo: Plains)

Workers cleaning oil spilled from Plains All American pump station near St. Louis

The incident marks the second significant spill this year for Houston-based Plains, which is still trying to clean up crude from southern California beaches contaminated after more than 100,000 gallons of oil escaped a pipeline in May. A House committee is set to grill the nation’s top pipeline regulator about delayed safety mandates on Tuesday.

Gulf well shut in after blackout

An electrical blackout at an offshore floating production facility forced it to disconnect from at least one Talos well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.
Apache Corp. headquarters, 2000 Post Oak Blvd

Workers evacuated from offshore well after incident

Non-essential personnel have been evacuated from a shallow-water well Apache Corp. is drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, amid concerns about an underground flow of natural gas at the site.